Education Day – 30 November 2011

Staff are invited to attend the College’s annual Education Day on Wednesday 30 November 2011, which has been organised by the Strategic Education Committee and the Educational Development Unit. The programme focuses on the wider role of teaching and education in preparing students for life after university and will conclude with the presentation of the 2011 College Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Supporting the Student Experience, Pastoral Care and Research Supervision.

More information, including the full event programme and details of how to book, can be found here.

New virtual student noticeboard

A virtual student noticeboard has recently been launched, which lists news and announcements aimed at current students. Staff may submit notices of interest to students on behalf of their department or division. If approved, notices will appear on the new Imperial Mobile App, in a feed on the Students page, and on the Student Noticeboard blog itself.

To submit a notice email the noticeboard.

Further information about the student noticeboard can be found here.

Welcome the Freshers!

Welcome Week starts on Saturday 1 October when 2,700 freshers will begin arriving on campus ready for their first taste of university life. Help shape freshers’ first experiences of Imperial by joining the fleet of volunteers between 1-3 October who will be carrying suitcases to their rooms, offering directions and generally being friendly faces around campus ready to answer questions.

The Commercial Services team who are organising Welcome Weekend would very much appreciate your support, however much or little time you can give. A training session will be held on 30 September 11.00-12.00 for anyone who is able to help.

To volunteer, please contact Becky Manning by email.

Assistant Wardens vacancies – Clayponds Village, Silwood Park and Orient House

The College invites applications to the positions of Assistant Warden of Clayponds Village, Assistant Warden at Silwood Park Campus and Assistant Warden of Orient House, all available from August 2011. These positions are open to all staff and the Silwood Park post is also open to postgraduate research students.

Wardens and Assistant Wardens are responsible for the smooth running of the hall of residence and will receive rent-free accommodation there in return for pastoral and administrative duties. The Assistant Warden should be a good organiser with a desire to help students to have a balanced approach to their studies and to develop broader life skills.

Clayponds Village is a collection of houses and flats which are home to 325 postgraduate students in South Ealing, approximately 10 km from the South Kensington Campus. The closing date for applications to the position of Assistant Warden there is 24 June. For further information, please contact the Warden, Dr Paul Green

Silwood Park is home to 110 postgraduate students living in single and couple accommodation. The closing date for applications to the position of Assistant Warden there is 27 June. For further information please contact the Campus Administrator, Mrs Diana Anderson

Orient House is a purpose built hall of residence which is owned and managed by UNITE. 125 rooms are arranged in cluster flats along with 25 in self contained studio flats – all rooms are ensuite. The hall is located within the Chelsea Harbour development in Fulham, two minutes walk from Imperial Wharf train station. The closing date for applications to the position of Assistant Warden there is 1st July. Please note, this post will only be for one year. For further information, please contact the Warden, Dr Daniel Balint or the Asst Warden, Dr Finn Giuliani

For a copy of the terms of reference and an application form for any of the posts, please e-mail Mrs Mickie Turner-Goble

Vote for e.quinox project team to win J.P. Morgan grant

The e.quinox project, organised by Imperial students, is one of the finalists in the J.P. Morgan Give-it-Away campaign. The campaign asks members of the public to vote for a charity or non-profit organisation to win a cash donation from J.P. Morgan.

The e.quinox project aims to bring electricity to rural communities in developing countries through a system where renewable energy is used to charge portable batteries in a central kiosk in a village. Local people hire out batteries to power devices for everyday use.

The deadline for voting is 27 May

Watch a youtube video which introduces e.quinox

Vote for the Imperial e.quinox team